Stoke & Staffordshire

'Several calls' following Phones4U Crimewatch appeal

John Caudwell
Image caption A number of emails and texts were also received following the Crimewatch appeal, said police.

A Crimewatch appeal reconstructing an aggravated burglary at the mansion of Phones4U founder John Caudwell has prompted more than 40 calls.

Mr Caudwell was attacked by masked men at his home, Broughton Hall near Loggerheads in Staffordshire, last November.

He suffered a head injury and bruising when robbers stole cash and jewellery.

Police said they would be "actively progressing information" sent by viewers following Thursday's broadcast.

Several emails and texts have also been taken by officers in Staffordshire Police's major investigations department, the spokesman added.

Earlier police said an insurance company had put up a £50,000 reward for information that led to a conviction of the offenders and the substantial recovery of property stolen.

Three men have been arrested and released on police bail.

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